TOC Insider: Week 3 Class 6A Region II

Each week THEOLDCOACH breaks down the top matchups across the state, we'll give you our thoughts and predictions for each region in 6A and 5A! Today we take a look at Week 3 In Class 6A Region II!

Week 3 Class 6A Region II Insider

Dallas Skyline (2-0) at Cedar Hill (2-0): Much doubted early in the season, Skyline has proven them wrong with two impressive wins over South Grand Prairie and Arlington Martin. The Raiders have gotten it done with defense first as that group led by Texas Tech commit DL Joe Wallace and LB Danzell Sims has shut down two good offensive attacks. Cedar Hill after a smashing debut struggled some last week as they barely escaped Arlington Bowie 28-17. QB Avery Davis had a big night throwing for 194 yards and two scores, while rushing for 124 yards and a touchdown as well. Cedar Hill hasn’t yet settled on a lead running, in two games Kaegun Williams only has ten carries, it’ll be interesting to see if the Longhorns work him into the lineup more this week. Stepp’s Pick: Cedar Hill by 4

Highland Park (1-1) vs. Prosper (2-0) at AT&T Stadium Highland Park had their long home winning streak snapped by Pulaski Academy from Arkansas in shocking fashion last week 40-13. Highland Park will have to bounce back against a Prosper squad that is vastly improved under new head coach Chris Ross. The Eagles knocked off Northwest 29-14 led by QB Ryan Davis who ran for 183 yards and three touchdowns, Boise State commit commit RB Robert Mahone chipped in 87 total yards as well. Prosper’s turnaround has been very impressive and we fully expect the Eagles to be competitive in this one, but Highland Park will be foaming at the mouth after two shaky efforts to start the season. Stepp’s Pick: Highland Park by 7

Mansfield Timberview (1-1) at Waco Midway (0-2): After losing in heartbreaking fashion to Ennis to start the season, the Wolves bounced back to take down Midlothian 34-17. Texas State commit QB Devin Williams had a big night for THS throwing for 245 yards and three touchdowns, one of which went to Kansas commit WR Braylon Royal. The Wolves defense led by SMU commit LB Michael Badejo contained the powerful Midlothian ground attack as well. Midway is 0-2, which in and of itself is surprising, the Panthers dropped a one point decision to Mansfield High last week. Rice commit QB Sam Glaesmann had a big night with 280 yards through the air and three touchdowns. His favorite target was Joseph Ward who hauled in nine passes for 201 yards and three touchdowns. Defense will be the key for Midway, they’ve struggled the first two weeks and Timberview’s dynamic attack will pose problems. However, I don’t expect three straight subpar efforts from a team as good as this Panther bunch. They’ll find a way to get in the win column down in Waco. Stepp’s Pick: Waco Midway by 10

Belton (1-1) at Round Rock Stony Point (2-0): Belton dropped a shootout last week to Pflugerville Hendrickson 45-40 as the BHS defense failed to get a stop in the first half and dug themselves a huge hole. ATH Olajuwon Taylor led the Tigers offense with over 200 receiving yards, while the running game was solid running behind Kansas State verbal OL Zach Shackelford. Belton’s defense will need to be more of a factor, especially when playing good teams. It appears after a couple of down years, Stony Point is back. The Tigers shut Harker Heights out 27-0 last week as their defense held HHHS to 235 yards and forced a pair of turnovers. Stony Point’s offense is still trying to find its way, but the defense has been one of the best in Central Texas and playing Belton may be a good way to get the SPHS offense rolling. Stepp’s Pick: Round Rock Stony Point by 8

Spring Westfield (2-0) at Galena Park North Shore (1-1): One of the top games in the Greater Houston area features two teams who have a common opponent in Manvel. Westfield, who knocked off Manvel in the season opener rolled past Clear Brook 59-12 as WR Tyrie Cleveland had two touchdown receptions from Arizona State commit QB Dillon-Sterling Cole. The Westfield defense led by Houston commit Ed Oliver will have a test against a tough North Shore offense this week. NSHS dropped a close one to Manvel 43-40 last week. QB Maciah Long who is committed as an ATH to Kansas had another big game throwing for 241 yards and three touchdowns for the Mustangs. North Shore has one of the nation’s top DB’s in LSU commit Eric Monroe but the defense has major questions up front. Expect Westfield’s explosive offense to control the game and win another high scoring affair. Stepp’s Pick: Spring Westfield by 6

Stepp’s Fab Five Picks

Dallas Jesuit by 6 over Houston Jesuit

Mesquite Horn by 11 over Rockwall

Round Rock Cedar Ridge by 8 over Killeen Shoemaker

Lake Travis by 21 over Buda Hays Consolidated

Conroe Oak Ridge by 14 over Klein Forest

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